Boys Tennis Finishes Strong
by Caroline McCammond on Friday, June 7th, 2013
The 2013 Boys’ Varsity Tennis season was filled with challenges that proved how committed and resilient the boys are, as they finished with a winning record of 8-7.
The team was composed of returners, captain Alexander Lauretti (I) and Chris Kim (I) and welcomed many newcomers including Julian Lauretti (I), Will Mixter (I), Spencer Gray (I), Alexander Lee (II), Jaspar Liang (II), Andy Hahm (III), Alex Vivado (III), and Neil Taneja (III). With so many new players, the boys knew they had their work cut out for them.
The team started off the season with a tough loss against a non-ISL Dexter team. Not letting this result deter them, the team executed flawlessly against Rivers, shutting the Red Wings out 15-0. St. Sebastian’s was a particularly important test for the team because of a hard loss in the previous season. This time, they turned the tables and pulled out the bitterly fought-for win. Even better, the win marked Coach Michael Duseau’s 100th in Independent School League play. The match was a close one, but it was Julian Lauretti (I) who put them over the top, scoring three points for the Mustangs by winning his singles and doubles matches with teammate Jaspar Liang (II). This match exemplified the team’s dedication and high level of play throughout the season.
In one of their last matches of the season, the tennis team played against rival Nobles and Greenough. It was a tough match, as the boys left the court with a loss of 5-10. However, the team gave its all and the doubles team of Chris Kim (I) and Andy Hahm (III) had an exceptional win.
This season was filled with both wins and losses, but the team demonstrated a lot of grit. No doubt next season they will start out stronger and more determined than ever.
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